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Southwest Power Pool says more outages not planned

14-state region now at emergency Level One
Crossroads Power Outage
Posted at 2:08 PM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 15:08:28-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As of Wednesday afternoon, the Southwest Power Pool had returned to a Level One alert for its 14-state region and no controlled outages are planned.

SPP said in a tweet that generation currently is “sufficient to serve systemwide demand.”

However, the group still requests that customers conserve electricity.

“The public should follow their service providers’ directions regarding local outages, tips for conservation & safety,” the tweet stated.

Late Tuesday night, Evergy officials said they were “on standby” to initiate a third round of outages, but they were never called to do so.